In the 18th century, most people learned to sew in childhood. It was a necessary skill at home and in all trades working with cloth or leather. Learn a variety of stitches and how they were used. Limit of 10 participants.
Historic Trades and Skills Family workshops are designed for participants age 7 and older. Kids 7-13 must be accompanied by a ticketed adult. Kids 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult, either participating (purchase a workshop ticket) or non-participating (with a free Chaperone ticket).
Participants arriving more than 15 minutes late will not be admitted.
Family Workshop: Tailor
Performance: Visit a Nation Builder
Step into the past with a Nation Builder. Through stories, discussion, and questions, explore the hopes, choices, and challenges they faced.
Family Workshop: Apothecary
Have what it takes to be an Apothecary Apprentice? Participants will compound a medicine, identify medicinal ingredients, learn their uses, and practice applying bandages.
Open to the Public
Tour: Stables Behind-the-Scenes
Get a behind-the-scenes look at our modern stables and learn more about our carriages.